Maybe I'm missing something, but I thought that, by now, Tom Friedman was widely recognized to be a doofus. Not inside the Washington Echo Chamber, apparently. Here are raves from the Ruling Class about Mister Mustache:
Thomas FriedmanHow many of the Top Ten were stridently wrong about Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction?
Democratic Insider: "Has attained that watercooler status of 'Did you read what Friedman had to say today?' Analysis of issues and policy implications often reveals ones that readers might not see themselves."
Republican Insider: "An interesting blend of a liberal and a realist and a man ahead of his time on energy and green issues."
D: "I've never read or listened to anyone who is better prepared, smarter, and more insightful. The premier thinker and writer in the group--yet presents so abrasively."
R: "He'd be a lot more influential if he'd actually return a phone call."